Student Presents NASA Paper


Saumil Bandyopadhyay pictured with Dr. John Mather in front of a testing facility in the building hosting the Webb Space Probe, scheduled to launch in this decade.
 Saumil Bandyopadhyay ('13) presented a seminar titled “Universal detector of light and beta particles” at the NASA Goddard Space Center in Maryland on
Aug. 29. He was invited by Dr. John Mather, a Physics Nobel Laureate, working on the Webb Space Probe that is a successor to the Hubble Space
telescope.


This summer, Bandyopadhyay was recruited by the US Army Engineers Research and Development Center at Alexandria, VA to work on a project involving his light detectors. Bandyopadhyay has co-authored two journal articles on infrared detection as lead author, and his h-index, the universal measure of the impact a scholar’s research has had on the science community, is currently 1. This makes him one of very few high school students in the world to have an h-index.